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will call the roll. quorum call: is en mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from washington. ms. cantwell: i ask the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. cantwell: i rise to say what as important day it is for the u.s. coast guard. our communities who benefit from those services, the men and women who answer the call to serve. the reason i say that is because we have passed a bill that gives 40,000 active-duty coast guard members the support they need. it is a worthy tribute to a force of men and women that in 2000 alone helped us save over 3,800 lives across the u.s., confiscated over 166,000 pounds of cocaine and secured over 472 vessels before they arrived at our ports. this legislation will give the coast guard the funds that it needs to upgrade equipment and purchase the right vessels for carrying out every mission that they need. this kind of work exemplifies the heroes like chief petty officer terrell horn of california. officer horn died in the line of duty last week while tracing drug smugglers off the coast of california. our tho
billion or 1416 or something like that. we are talking a lot of money even in washington. >> that is the issue here. i know we're having a debate about how much should be available, there are others being put forward, i know we have some disagreements with the subcommittee about the statutes, what it says or doesn't say and we will get to that a little later. i will recognize the gentlewoman from california, miss eshoo for five minute. thank you. i hope we will have another round because there are a lot of questions that need to be asked. i am troubled by the claims of the public safety spectrum act is all about revenue raising. the last time i checked this is the energy and commerce committee, not the budget committee. having said that, i think we did a good job to bring about a balance, to bring about the dollars that would fund the public safety network, that we would produce dollars for deficit reduction, but again, this is the energy and commerce committee, in section 309 of the communications act explicitly prohibits the fcc from basing its auction rules predominate
, remember, they had a plot to murder the saudi ambassador right here in washington. and so when i look at the threat, it's not only this horrible prospect of what would happen to the world if they got a nuclear weapon, but it's what they do every day to try to project their aggressive image and attempt to, you know, influence the world. >> bill and hillary clinton are nothing if not political animals. who knows where the world or the country will be in four years? but it's hard to imagine that if history calls hillary clinton not only to be the first female president, but to be the first husband and wife to ever serve as president and then to maintain democratic control on capitol hill, can you imagine hillary clinton of all people not answering that phone call from history? it's just hard to imagine. >> when she was pressed, she said she would be concerned about her age. she would be 77 years old if she were to be in office two terms. but she has been traveling. she spent the equivalent of a year on the plane. >> just to show you how people are thinking ahead, newt gingrich gave a ver
for me to sort of navigate the ways of this chamber, the ways of washington, the ways of congress, something that i think everybody knows is a challenge, whether you've been in the state legislature or any kind of legislative body prior to coming to the congress, it is a challenge to get to know how to operate in this environment. leonard has been very, very good to me, and i appreciate everything he has done. i could talk about his military service and all these other things that congressman latham just mentioned, but i'm not going to do that except say i am on armed services. i never served in the military myself. i have two marine children with whom we're going to be spending christmas again this year no matter what the congress decides to do and no matter what the president and speaker boehner decide to do, we're with them, to honor them and our military this christmas. leonard has a distinguished past in the military. there's absolutely no doubt about that. one other thing i'll say about leonard boswell, we talked a lot about us being from iowa. but i refer to leonard boswell
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